In the Shadow of the Hill

In the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, the Brazilian government initiated a series of programs aimed at retaking areas controlled by drug traffickers. In November 2011, they seized Rio’s largest slum, Rocinha, without a single shot fired—but reports quickly emerged of police brutality. And when a local bricklayer disappeared after being taken by the police for questioning, neighbors started a David and Goliath protest movement that attracted international attention and shook the Brazilian establishment to the core. You will not forget this “rousing claim for equality” (Variety) for a vibrant, tough community fighting monumental odds.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Monday, February 6, 2017
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

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$13 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
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Sponsor Message

This series is sponsored by: Theodore & Renee Weiler Foundation and Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation